Policy Pulse: Lessons from a Bad-Ass Latina Lawyer with HNBA’s Erica V. Mason

The Raben Group
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Washington, DC 20005

After at least two decades of focus on the need to diversify the legal profession, women and people of color are still underrepresented in the field, and diversity at the senior-most levels is virtually unchanged. What can women and professionals of color do to more effectively climb the legal ladder of success? And what can they do to help other aspiring lawyers do the same?

Erica V. Mason serves as an employment counsel to large and medium-sized companies across the country that are grappling with issues of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as questions about public accommodations, restrictive covenants, and wage and hour disputes. Based on the insights she has acquired from this vast experience, Erica has also become a sought-after trainer on EEO, diversity and inclusion, implicit bias, respectful workplace norms, leadership skills training, and a number of other employment-related issues.

Erica received her bachelor’s degree from the Georgia State University and her Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has been named one of Women Works Media Group’s “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Law” (2017-2018); Lawyer Monthly‘s Women in the Law (2017); Latino Leaders Magazine‘s “Top Latino Lawyers List” (2017); and Best Lawyers in America® (2016-2018), among many other honors.


 The Raben Group’s Policy Pulse events are an ongoing series of salons that bring together professionals interested in public policy to meet and hear directly from thought leaders in advocacy, politics, academia, the arts, and journalism who are engaged in the most critical issues of our day.